I first started this journey in 2005. Since then, I have walked in 12 events, crewed once and was a walker stalker twice. That’s 15 times that I experienced the hugs, tears, hurt, and joy with thousands of people who MATTER! I'm not going to stop now. There's too much at stake!
With an aching body walking into closing ceremonies, people looked and said, "You're still smiling?!" to which I replied, "Of course I am! I survived!" -- and it occurred to me, those words hold far more meaning to those fighting breast cancer each and every day. They are the heroes. The inspiration. The ones who MATTER most.
After that day, in that moment, I realized even more how much meaning this event truly holds. I shared with people the way the 3-Day has changed my life. It started out as a challenge for myself just to try and make it through the 60 miles, the blisters, the hurt -- just once. I didn't know if I could. But then, isn't that what surviving is all about - Going on when you don't think you have anything left? It's clear why this event isn't designed as a leisurely walk in the park. It's about struggle and triumph. It's about fighting with everything you have -- 1 day at a time.
And so, the list of reasons why I do this grows every year. In some ways, I wish it would shorten. I wish I didn't know so many women who have heard the words, "You have breast cancer."
This year I decided to challenge myself even more and will be WALKING in CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO!! We are GOING TO WIN! Maybe not tomorrow or next week or next year - but I BELIEVE! What we do today MATTERS for tomorrow!
The thousands of walkers - MATTER!
All of the Crew members - MATTER!
The amazing Survivors - MATTER!
The money we raise to Find a Cure - MATTERS!!!
What will YOU do that MATTERS?
Thank you for your consideration in making a donation to this amazing cause which I will continue to participate in until a cure is found. I will NEVER give up.
Because Everyone Deserves a Lifetime!
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